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  • Heart for orphans stirs panel conversation

    by Michael Smith, posted Monday, June 26, 2017 (yesterday)

    Four Southern Baptist national entity leaders shared their insights on adoption and foster care during a panel discussion June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program booth in Phoenix. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Gospel conversation critical, Ezell says

    by Mike Ebert, posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017 (6 days ago)

    Photo by Hayley Catt
    PHOENIX (BP) -- North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell told the entity's trustees that in order to see the kind of turnaround in baptisms that Southern Baptists desire, it will take millions of Southern Baptists having tens of millions of gospel conversations.

    Without decreasing NAMB's emphasis on church planting through its Send Network or compassion ministry through Send Relief, Ezell said NAMB will "put every ounce of energy we possibly can to help our convention see the importance of having gospel conversations." Read More

  • Ezell: SBC needs a 'Gospel Conversation Resurgence'

    by Mike Ebert, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Pledging "NAMB will do its part," North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell said the SBC needs a "Gospel Conversation Resurgence" if declining baptism numbers are to turn around. More church plants, he also noted to messengers at the SBC annual meeting in Phoenix, will yield more conversations about Jesus. Read More

  • NAMB: Every church can pray

    by K. Faith Morgan, posted Thursday, June 15, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Church planting is the responsibility of every Southern Baptist church, and that responsibility begins with prayer. That was the message delivered by Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB) at the SBC on Wednesday (June 15). Read More

  • Send Luncheon: 'Evangelize or fossilize'

    by Daryn Sinclair, posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 (14 days ago)

    Photo by Marc Hooks
    PHOENIX (BP) -- A full-capacity audience gathered at the Phoenix Convention Center Monday (June 12) for a discussion about evangelism at the North American Mission Board's 2017 Send Luncheon which coincided with the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference.

    "NAMB exists to come alongside churches and help them be on mission," NAMB president Kevin Ezell told pastors. "The mission of sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To push back lostness in North America. To see that every man, woman, boy and girl can hear the Gospel. Everything we do is about evangelism. We as a convention need to focus on having gospel conversations." Read More

  • Church planting 'Class of 2016' successes reported

    by NAMB staff, posted Tuesday, June 06, 2017 (21 days ago)

    Photo courtesy of Filipino International Baptist Church North
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- In March of this year, Filipino International Baptist Church North in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, celebrated its one year anniversary by baptizing eight new believers. That brought the total number of baptisms for the first year of the church to 17.

    Church planting missionary Bayani Taligato says his approach has been simple. Read More

  • At 107, she's still a missions advocate

    by Tobin Perry, posted Friday, May 26, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo provided by Allie Candler
    LAURENS, S.C. (BP) -- Allie Candler can still clearly remember those two weeks in 1932.

    She had committed her life to Jesus during a revival at First Baptist Church of Lockhart, S.C., two years earlier. But she still had matters to settle in her spiritual life. She remembers sitting in a revival meeting and listening to a preacher share about the "Stewardship of Life." He then asked a question that would change her life forever. "You've been saved, but have you dedicated your life to Him?" Read More

  • 'Refreshing' Dallas Send Conf. casts mission vision

    by Josie Bingham, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo by Nick Drake
    DALLAS (BP) -- Among a sea of attendees and volunteers in the Dr. Pepper Arena, the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board's Send Conference challenged attendees to examine and redefine their lives on mission.

    More than 4,000 people paid and registered for the sold-out conference May 19-20 less than 30 miles north of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, which drew people from all states and three continents.

    "Be careful not to manufacture a heart for missions outside a heart for Christ," ... Read More

  • NAMB responds to McRaney lawsuit

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 19, 2017 (one month ago)

    The North American Mission Board has filed an official response to a lawsuit by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney. Read More

  • Adopting & fostering podcast shares joys & challenges

    by Josie Bingham, posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017 (one month ago)

    Photo courtesy of Kevin Ezell family
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Lynette Ezell and Tera Melber shared many joys, frustrations, challenges and triumphs over the last 15 years as their families have journeyed through the process of adopting children. Now, they are sharing that experience and knowledge with others.

    Hosting the North American Mission Board's "Adopting and Fostering Home" podcast, the two friends seek to encourage and equip God's people and the church to battle for the hearts and lives of children at risk.

    Photo courtesy of David Melber family
    "We believe that if the church is going to champion the cause of foster care and adoption, the church has to be prepared for what that means on a daily basis," Melber noted.

    Melber and Ezell would know. They have watched their daughters and sons process and make sense of birth stories and unanswered questions.

    "As they work through their beginnings and the implications of their stories, there have been times when I have really understood Romans 12:15," Melber said. ... Read More